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Old 12-04-2011, 05:32 PM   #1
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checking out vector after glancing around


ended up running across this

and this part certainly jumped out at me

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Speed, performance, stability -- these are attributes that set VectorLinux apart in the crowded field of Linux distributions.The creators of VectorLinux had a single credo: keep it simple, keep it small and let the end user decide what their operating system is going to be
don't recall any serious issues at D/W in regards to vector, but do recall folks that i pay attention to there sayin good fundamental things,

i also recall some forum issues around moderation in the past, but i prefer well moderated forums to begin with, or certainly moderation over none, with a clear focus on the distro,

don't care if there's chit chat, just that it is distinct and mostly separate from the OS,

did actually fire up vector years ago, but that's all i remember..

so i'll fire up the lite vers and see how it goes, main thing i'm after is ..good to go, easy to update and able to deal with fundamental net stuff

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Old 12-06-2011, 12:20 AM   #2
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vectorlinux 7.0gold Release

The light version of 7.0 is still to follow. The standard version based on xfce 4.8.x is what has been just released.
Compared to most it's pretty easy on resources it'self only requiring 256mb of ram. Response has been pretty good on distrowatch it's moved into the number 3 spot (7day ranking)
Give it a go I would be interested in what you think.
 
Old 12-06-2011, 07:36 PM   #3
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so far so good, but, i've dabbled more with vmware but with a quick look couldn't find something there vector virtual good to go, as in, unzip and run,

wasn't aware that was available with virtualbox but could only find good to go virtual stuff at about 3 gigs of d/load whereas vmware is typically a zip file, ~3/4 to 1 gig dload that then unzips into about 3

soo ended up dloading the lite install disk ~700mb (vs the live cd) not knowing that the only option with the one i picked was a full install ...which i hadn't done in ages and never in a virtualbox...

soooo ended up with a multiple choice option setup that i knew little about, mostly went with the default options and ...somehow came up with a desktop,

managed to do an update of about 200+ megs but still only have the option of a 3x series firefox?

about the only thing that stood out was the size of the dload for a lite (i assumed light) vers and if there was a virtual package available at ~ 3/4 to 1 gig zip file that just unzips and is good to run, that would have been my first choice and is readily available with others,

ended up on the net right away, not sure about sound yet,
running updated xp, with 2 gigs of ram and ~ 3ghz athlon

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:18 PM   #4
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ok, couldn't figure out how to get a current FF in gslapt, so dloaded a manual update that only gave one option, firefox-8.0.1.tar.bz2, unzipped it in home, and she fired right up,

went to U tube and ran fine 'cept no sound,

opened aumix, cranked up the vol and got sound,

also installed seamonkey ~ 2.1.1 which didn't show up where the original 3x FF is (network) but maybe just needs a reboot, lookin to load opera too..

so, fresh FF current browser, you tube and sound, good to go,

rig is a compaq sr2020nx and now exploring vectorworld

edit - hmm, just noticed opera 10.11 is good to go so lookin to update that and ended up putting the taskbar on the top of the screen, which is where if prefer it, in a roundabout way when fiddling with resizing an open window

edit - did a manual dload, but had to pick one, chose slackware opera-11.60-1185.i386.linux.tar.bz2, did the same as with FF and good to go

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Old 12-09-2011, 04:02 PM   #5
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Are you using VL version 6.0 or 7.0? 6.0 is about 2 years old, but sounds like it is still running pretty solidly for you.
 
Old 12-10-2011, 10:09 AM   #6
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getting acquainted with vl6 before moving on to 7, jumped in real fast when i saw "keep it simple, keep it small and let the end user decide what their operating system is going to be"

initially. this review steered me to look at vector

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When Puppy was first released, it fulfilled a need. Now, if you have a small computer, AntiX and Vector Light are both smaller and more reliable. If you want the Slackware repository, Slackware is probably less trouble to set up.
dunno what this part is about "Vector Light are both smaller"

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Old 12-11-2011, 01:21 AM   #7
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Keep an eye out for vl7.0 light coming soon. Probably less than 30 days or so. ( If you have 512mb of ram or better you'd be ok to go to regular VL7.0 gold.)

Puppy is smaller I believe that VL-light, but VL-light still feels like a serious OS, even though it is very light wieght.

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Old 12-12-2011, 11:32 PM   #8
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I have messed with VL7 and like it. Not more than Gentoo, but if I was going to use another distro, it would probably be Vector.
 
Old 12-29-2011, 08:48 PM   #9
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vector linux lite is one of my all time favorites BUT
OP said they wanted "easy to update"

OH MY

Vector is Slackware

slackware was never meant to be updated really and if you do updates on vector you will most likely end up at some point with a totally unusable system.

the slackware model is -- use it -- later reinstall with a newer one.
 
Old 12-29-2011, 10:46 PM   #10
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the slackware model is -- use it -- later reinstall with a newer one.
May be true with Vector, I don't know. Definitely not true for Slackware.
 
Old 01-19-2012, 02:56 PM   #11
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slackware was never meant to be updated really
Umm ... what!?? Who told you that?
 
  


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